Applications :: Word 2011 Losing Shortcut Keys?

Nov 13, 2010

I've had an issue with Word 2011 twice now, where it'll lose some of the shortcut keys, for example Cmd-V won't paste and Cmd-A won't select all. In both cases I've been able to resolve this issue by deleting the Microsoft User Data folder.

I don't have any third-party addons or anything, and have never tried to customise the shortcut keys. I've updated to 14.0.1 and seen the issue since, so it wasn't fixed by that update.


MacBook Air :: Page Up / Down Shortcut Keys In MS Office Word?

May 2, 2012

I have a macbook air and use word, my laptop does not have a page up/down key is there a short-cut to do this in Word?

MacBook Air

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Applications :: Shortcut To Paste Special In Excel 2011

Oct 28, 2010

It's supposedly the shortcut to Paste Special in Excel 2011. It's not working for me. Maybe I'm hitting the keys wrong? You can see it if you go to the Edit menu. thank you.

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Applications :: Losing Iwork Pages Format With MS Office Word

Apr 14, 2010

I have recently started using Pages in iwork over Office, I like the easy formatting and usability of Pages. But I have to send all these recently create pages doc in a word format to someone and so I did the Save as Word option.When I opened the Word file in Word all the text formatting went all over the place, it looked like it put extra tabs in there and there is a split down the middle of the text like it has put it in two columns.

Is there any way to ensure that when I create my pages document that the formatting is agreeable with word.

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Applications :: Can't Add Checkboxes In Word 2011?

Nov 2, 2010

I have created a document that has a few check boxes in Word 2010 on a PC. On the PC, if you click on the empty check box, it will become 'checked' which is what I want. When I use the same document on Word 2011 on the Mac, it doesn't seem to have the same functionality.

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Applications :: How To Use Word 2011 Email Merge

Nov 6, 2010

Has anyone tried the email (mail) merge on Outlook 2011? The button to generate email messages to Outlook is blacked out.

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Applications :: Increase Word 2011 Launch Speed Even More?

Oct 26, 2010

The new Word 2011 start up speed is really good. But it can be increased the same way that Word 2008's could by turning off font preview rendering and the project gallery.


1. Launch word

2. Go to Word>Preferences

3. Click on "General"

4. uncheck "WYSIWYG font and style menus"

5. uncheck "Show Project Gallery At Startup"

6. Quit word

7. Reopen Word

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Applications :: Word 2011 Crashes When Try To Use The Equation Editor

Nov 7, 2010

Whenever I try to insert a new equation or edit an existing one in Word 2011, it instantly crashes. As an engineering student, this is obviously a major problem for me.

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Applications :: Spell Check Grayed Out In Word 2011

Nov 12, 2010

Word doesn't spell check at all. In preferences 'Spelling & Grammar' is greyed out. How can I get it to work?

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Applications :: Change Background Color Word 2011

Nov 25, 2010

I recently downloaded and installed Office 2011 and I was wondering if anybody knew of a way to change the background color from grey to anything you want. In 2008, there was a file in the Contents-->Resources folder called "Page Layout View Background Rest" that you could replace with any image and the background would change (by 'background', I mean the actual grey color on each side of the word document, not the background of the document itself).

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Applications :: Word 2011 - Full Size Screen When Clicking Maximize Button?

Nov 24, 2010

This is what happens when I click the maximize button. The windows becomes almost full size, but makes it so there's a little bit space around the window.

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OS X :: What's The Shortcut For Menu Keys

Nov 28, 2008

Does anyone know what the menu shortcuts are on the mac?

i.e. in Windows, to go to the File menu you press ALT + F or for the edit menu you press ALT + E.

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OS X :: Mac Startup Shortcut Keys Not Working?

Mar 24, 2008

After hearing the Mac startup tone normally if you hold down C it will boot from the Mac Install/Recovery disc or if you press cmd+option+P+R it will reset the PRAM or cmd+option+V should show the unix style boot up sequence.

None of these shortcuts seem to be working on my Mac and it boots straight into Mac OS 10.5, why there not working and how I can get these startup shortcuts working again?

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OS X :: Software To Reroute / Shortcut Keys To Other

Jul 28, 2010

So basically, my down arrow key popped off and I don't have time to go the Apple store for the next couple of weeks. I'm looking for some application that will let me set a key (or multitude of keys) to replace down. I tried looking online, but I could only find applications that let you launch applications or whatnot with shortcuts, but not just replace another key. Update: Well after looking even more, I found that Keyboard Maestro does what I want.

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MacBook Air :: Losing Saved Changes In Excel & Word

Apr 3, 2012

I just migrated from Lion on an old MacBook series 2007 to a MacBook Air. Yesterday, I opened up a grading file in Excel 2011, entered grades, saved the file (NOT Save As - just Save) handed back the assignments to my students - and then went to reopen the file later, and all of my changes were gone. I made more changes, Saved, just opened the file again, and they aren't there. To experiment, I opened the file just now, wrote in a silly comment on the top line, saved, reopened without quitting excel - and the changes aren't there.

A temporary work-around is that I can do a Save As every time I make changes, but that's ridiculous - I'm often updating a file and need the changes to be there. I just tried this with Word as well and I'm having the same problem - some Saved changes are there, some are not.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Shortcut Keys Not Working In Safari On MacBook Air

May 1, 2012

The shortcut keys work in other applications, including Chrome and Firefox, but they don't work in Safari. The context menu commands do the right thing, but there is no shortcut key combo listed in Safari.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Save Word Doc As PDF Without Losing Background Colour?

May 2, 2012

How do I save word doc as pdf without losing background colour?


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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Any Way To Wipe MacBook Air Without Losing MS Word / PowerPoint?

May 6, 2012

I am trying to wipe my MacBook Air but I fear when I do so I will loose my Microsoft word and power point. Is there anyway to wipe the laptop and not loose this software. Also, I don't have the cd keys for the Microsoft.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: Spaces Shortcut Keys - No Longer Work - System Preferences Being Unassigned?

Aug 2, 2009

Whenever I assign shortcut keys to Spaces using the Expose' & Spaces panel in System Preferences, it seems that in a day or two the shortcut keys no longer work and System Preferences shows them as being unassigned. I thought there may be a conflict with another shortcut but there isn't - at least according to the Keyboard & Mouse panel in System Preferences. This happens on both my MBP and my iMac as well as on the PowerMac I recently sold. I've tried other keys and combinations but with the same results. I've also experienced this in all versions of Leopard including the current 10.5.7. I'm using F8 to activate Spaces, Command + Option + Arrow key to switch between Spaces and Command + Option + Number key to switch directly to a Space. Has anyone else experienced this?

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MacBook Pro :: Word Shortcut To Top Of The Document/ Excel F2?

May 24, 2012

1. In MS Word on PC you can get to the top of a document using a shortcut ctrl+pgup. How can can this be achieved in Word under Mac?

2. In Excel on PC you get to the contents of a cell pressing F2. What is the method in Excel under Mac?

MacBook Pro

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OS X :: Keyboard Shortcut To Switch Among Word 2008 Windows?

Mar 27, 2009

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MacBook Pro :: Keyboard Shortcut To Go To Bottom Of A Word Document On It Using Lion?

Apr 20, 2012

Is there a keyboard shortcut to go to bottom of a Word document on a macbook pro using Lion?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Microsoft Office 2011 Product Keys Do Not Work

Apr 12, 2012

I migrated from an old macbook to a new macbook pro. Microsoft Office 2011 product keys do not work, so no Office software. What am I to do?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Software :: Printing Using Word For Mac 2011?

Jan 17, 2011

found it crashes every time I try to print or save a PDF version of my work. It's running on a Macbook pro under OSX 10.6.5, and printing to a Canon MP 150 connected to my G5 running under OSX 10.4.11. Pages prints just fine from the Macbook using the remote connection, so what the? Saw a post that talked about font weeding, which I then checked out, & found & deleted some duplicate fonts, but it didnt .

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OS X :: Finding Total Users Of Word For Mac 2011

Nov 14, 2010

I'm currently running Word for Mac 2008 on an iMac Intel with Snow Leopard. I do a lot of document writing, often switching back and forth between documents. I find it a pain to have to go to "Window," find a document, opn it, then go back to "Window" to where I was originally.

I've bene playing around with Scrivener and I really like how it lines up documents on the left and then you can import them into a split screen. Does Word 2011 have anything like this?

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MacBook Pro :: Cannot Save File In Word For Mac 2011

Apr 5, 2012

When I tried to save a word file, the system keep telling me "this file is being used by another program, please save again" then the file name turned into something like "Word Work File L_230232796.tmp" and I have to choose another name for the file. Besides, sometimes the new file cannot be opened correctly.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3), Word for mac 2011

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MacBook Pro :: (2011) Running Slow On Word

May 9, 2012

When ever I run Microsoft Word on my macbook pro, esp. publishing layout view, it runs super slow. When I add a picture to the doc, it spins its wheels. When I want to print, it spins its wheels.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7)

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Mac Pro :: How To Send Documents Directly From MS Word 2011

May 16, 2012

How do I send my document directly from word. When I click on File->Sent To->mail recipient, the option of mail recipient is greyed out. How can I change the settings so that this option is available?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Air :: Word 2011 Spell Checker Missing?

Apr 28, 2012

When opening Word 2011 I get a message coming up that spell checker is missing and as a result I can close the dialoge box and use the program. It has been working fine until today.

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Delete A Word File (2011) - Error 43 And 108

May 17, 2012

I created a file yesterday and when I tried to open it today, it was somehow renamed to "Word Work File L_1.tmp". I tried to open it but i got an error message saying "The application Microsoft Word can't be opened- 108" and so i tried deleting it but i got an error " The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found.

(Error code -43)" ARGHh! I can't even rename it or anything! its just there and i cant even remove it.  

So I copied and pasted a new one and renamed it (yes i could somehow copy and paste) and that one can open, rename and close, so its normal. I havnt tried restarting my macbook because i have another app opened and i would possibly like to not restart or anything at the moment.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Software :: Word 2011 Files Converted To PDFs Can't Be Merged?

Nov 12, 2010

After making PDF versions of Word 2011 files, I found that I couldn't merge them to one file in Acrobat 9.0. Acrobat 9 becomes unresponsive.

This occurs on two different hardware platforms, a MacMini and a MacBook Pro.

Reverting back to Word 2008 eliminates the problem.

Anybody else see this kind of issue with Word 2011 and Acrobat 9?

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Hardware :: External Keyboard - Access Function Keys For Word Processing Commands

Oct 13, 2009

I want to be able to access the function keys for word processing commands. I want to use one key command, not two. I am presently using a Macally keyboard that is several years old. (I like the feel for typing.) System preferences allow for one key commands, but do not work with this keyboard. Would a newer keyboard work? E.g., the Matias OS X Keyboard? or the Macally iKeyS?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Excel And Word 2011 Hang On Saving On IMac But Are Fine On Macbook Air

Feb 7, 2012

I am running Lion 10.7.3 on a 2.8GHz CoreDuo iMac from 2007 and on a Macbok Air 2.13 GHz Core duo from 2010.  The iMac has 4GB of RAM the Macbook has 2 GB RAM. 

I run Microsoft Office 2011 on both machines.  For the same file the Macbook operates normally on Word and Excel.  The iMac is slow at best and when I try a Save As it hangs for up to 15 minutes brfor letting me change the FIle Name. This effectively makes it unusable. 

As far as I can tell the set up of Office on both Machines is identical and I have eliminated duplicate Fonts as suggested by some posts but the problem remains.  I have checked Activity Monitor and I am not getting any Page Outs so RAM does not appear to be an issue.

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Applications :: Pad Keys Remap To And Keyboard Keys ?

Apr 18, 2009

Is there any app that will allow me to remap keys from my pad to keyboard keys ? For an example if i'll press a button on my pad - the text editor will type in a letter ?

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Windows On Mac :: OS X Shortcut Keys On Windows

May 31, 2010

Switching between Windows/OS X is frustrating because of differing shortcut keys. Is there any good solution for using OS X shortcut keys on Windows?

Alt-Tab -> Cmd-Tab
Alt-F4 -> Cmd-Q
Ctrl-A/C/X/V/Z/F/etc -> Cmd-A/C/X/V/Z/F/etc

I'm thinking I could remap CTRL to CMD. I'd still like to at least have Cmd-Tab working for application switching though. I don't know of a way of remapping individual shortcuts; just individual keys...

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Applications :: Finding Tools Like Word Art And Ms Word?

Nov 11, 2009

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Applications :: Aperture 2.1 Is Losing Thumbnails?

Apr 8, 2008

I recently installed Aperture 2.1 and love it until....

A large collection of pictures (jpgs) was imported and after 2 days a lot of thumbnails are missing in the library. The images are still there, I can click on the gray spot the image supposed to be and view the preview and master.

It very annoying! I am planning to import about 10.000 images soon and this problem must be solved before.

attached you can find a screenshot of the problem

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Applications :: IPhoto Losing Images?

May 1, 2009

Whenever i scroll though my iPhoto library, many of the images will disappear. The thumbnails are there at first, but will disappear and be replaced with a "!" icon.

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Applications :: Itunes Losing Library On External HD?

Oct 4, 2009

Machine - 15 inch MBPro 2007 running 3gb of ram Ran 170 GB Itunes library from a LaCie rugged HD (250GB) for a long time but recent purchase of a Apple TV meant upgrade of disk to WD Passport 500 GB.All files copied across and working fine.Until the last 24 hours.

All songs podcasts etc show the little exclamation mark next to them ... and "cannot be found" except manually.I have - verified and repaired the Passport - all ok Reset and redirected the itunes library in preferences.i am now on the painful step of deleting all tunes .. keeping files and readding them to the library which takes about 2 hours.

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Applications :: Losing Monitor Resolution Settings During Sleep?

Apr 10, 2005

I'm using a Mac Mini (running 10.3.8) connected to an old View Sonic E95 monitor. No problems except that every time I leave the computer for a while it goes to sleep and "forgets" what display it is connected to. When I hit a key or whatever to reawaken it, the display resolution has been re-set to "VGA 800x600" and I have to tell it to "Detect Display" again..

Any clues? I have looked on the forums and Google with no success .

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